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    Senior Member Catavarie's Avatar
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    I have a solution for you. On the last day as your packing up, let everyone take a turn in your hammock, with all bedding removed. Then when you get home, pull the suspension and toss in the wash.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Then when you get home, pull the suspension and toss in the wash.
    I second that... I own several hammocks and will take friends and family out backpacking and will often loan hammocks and other gear and then do just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senecio-joe View Post
    I would like to go to a group hang and check out other setups.
    I would like to try out a WBBB just to see what it feels like. I have a WBRR
    and I would like other hangers to know how great it is.

    There in lies the problem. as much as I would like to try their hammock
    and them to know what mine feels like I have a slight aversion to anyone
    being in my bed. Its my personal sleeping space, my pillow,my quilt,my hammock. Am I alone with those feelings?
    I know I would not ask to try someones bed but if they made the offer to me I would do it and probably
    return the offer to them. However I know I would cringe a bit when they
    plopped down and rolled around in my new RR.

    I feel a bit better about letting someone try my DIY or my ENO, but still!
    I hope its not just me. I would easily share a tarp or suspension or cooking
    gear but just not my bed.
    So wait...you are okay with getting in someone else's hammock? Hmmmmm....

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    I look at it as kind of like underwear. Not much for swapping out try-ons.
    Except for maybe that girl from Madison...but I digress.
    Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.

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    hammock etiquette: (now you've brought it up, let's lay out some other etiquette) These aren't rules (except for the first one, I think) and are what nice people do for other people.

    always use tree straps when in public, always have a tree-saver strategy.

    if at a place where many hammockers are, and you are a more than one person group (say, a family) try and hang close together to save trees for others. Maybe bunk up, try the three tree combo, or just close by. That way others won't feel like they are setting up in the middle of your 'camp'.

    If you know there aren't going to be a lot of trees and you are car camping and you have one, bring a stand.

    It's OK not to share your hammock (to do test runs) but it is a nice thing to do, if you choose to.

    I think it's ok if people want to try other's hammocks without reciprocating (we don't go and lay in tenter's tents if they try our hammocks.)

    Etiquette for hammock try-ers: be clean (or as clean as possible when hiking- this is someone's bed) no sharps, no shoes, little/no swings. Spend some time there to try it out, but don't be the try-er that has to be dumped out because you've gone to sleep and have begun to snore, especially when there are others waiting to try, or the hammock's owner wanting to sit down.

    Always be considerate of the law enforcement- be respectful when explaining why you want to tie to trees.

    Pick up your trash/rubbish/garbage/refuse - especially important if you're hanging a ways a way from the established tenting spots (and any infrastructure)

    Our hammocking community has evolved into a wonderful giving sort of place. (Such as lending gear at hangs) Don't take advantage of that, but contribute if you can. Be respectful of borrowed gear.

    Take a deep breath, enjoy, smile. Hammockers try and not be cranky.


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    Senior Member Fish<><'s Avatar
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    Well said TH. I agree with all above rules. Way to "lay down the law"...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    I gave a hammock camping class to the boy scouts and let them try out the hamocks I brought. I ended up with a small stressed area on one of my DIY hammocks. (My favorite) I am more careful about who I let try out my hammocks now. No shoes or sharp objects. (hope you don't mind if I pat you down. Just kidding.. )
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    Thanks for the education. I'm going to my first group hang in a couple of weeks, and I don't want to step on any toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish<>< View Post
    Well said TH. I agree with all above rules. Way to "lay down the law"...
    Here,Here, I second that!
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    It's your hammock, do what you want with it. There's nothing wrong with that.

    Anyone can try my hammocks, after a reminder to empty pockets of sharp objects and shoes. I know that most hammocks cannot be tried in a store and the only way to "shop" hammocks is to try someone else's. But, that's just my personal take on it.
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